Last week, Bone thugs-n-harmony’s Layzie Bone announced his departure from the Grammy award-winning group via Twitter (August 28). In an exclusive interview with HipHopDX, Krayzie Bone shared his thoughts on Layzie’s exodus.
“It is what it is,” Krayzie said. “He has his reasons. We’re still going to support him and everything he does. He’s actually going to be performing with us at Rock The Bells. I guess he needs to step away because there are some things he wants to do as a man, and as men, we can’t do nothing but respect that. We’re going to continue as a team and keep moving forward with this grind.”
Bone thugs-n-harmony recently announced that they’ve signed to eOne Entertainment, as well as an upcoming Midwest tour with Ty Dolla $ign. The group is also slated to perform during Rock The Bells 2013. Layzie Bone’s exit may have shocked fans. But Krayzie says he wasn’t “really surprised.”
“It’s just that with Bone, man, anything happens all the time,” he told DX exclusively. “I’ve been knowing these dudes all my life. Anything can happen with Bone thugs-n-harmony and it’s never stopped the movement of the brand. It’s never stopped the fans from loving the brand, so we’re going to continue moving with it. We’re gonna continue to carry on the legacy. I’m really not gonna sweat it like it’s the end of the world. The fans aren’t really concerned about any drama that surrounds the group. All they care about is what they hear. It’s never really been about this person or that person. We’ve heard this before. It is what it is.”
Away from the group, Krayzie Bone is excited about the future of his clothing line, The Life Apparel, as well as upcoming opportunities in film. “I’m looking into expanding my clothing line, getting into the movie thing—behind and on the scene,” he said. “We have too much going on to be focused on anything negative right now. We’re much older in the game now. We don’t have time to be stuck on the negative thing.”
Bone thugs-n-harmony will perform during Rock The Bells 2013, which kicks off today in Los Angeles, California. For more information on Rock The Bells, visit rockthebells.net.